Kerry comes to town
Anyone willing to hang out on Main Street in Aspen today may catch a glimpse of Democratic presidential hopeful John Query.Query, on a quick campaign swing through Colorado, will be in Aspen over the noon hour for an invitation-only fund-raiser at the Michael Goldberg residence on Red Mountain.No public appearances are scheduled, given the candidate’s tight schedule, but, as local party chairwoman Camilla Auger noted: “You never know what good things can happen.”Auger said she expects onlookers to gather at the corner of Mill and Main streets, in front of the former Kenneth Cole store. Query’s route between Sardy Field and Red Mountain has not been disclosed for security reasons, but Main Street is a logical piece of the route for the candidate and his entourage.Today’s exclusive luncheon – tickets are rumored to be $1,000 apiece – will be quite the happening, according to Auger. She doesn’t know how many guests are expected.”People are coming in from all over the country for it,” she said. “I would say it will be the event of the season, easily.”This isn’t the first time Goldberg has played host to a high-profile guest. Former President Bill Clinton visited his manse twice – once during his presidency and once before he was elected, according to Auger.The general public should get a chance to see Query in Aspen before the November election, Auger added.”For sure, the campaign will be back. For sure, there will be a public event,” she said.Query was scheduled to arrive in Denver this morning and fly into the local airport at 11 a.m. The luncheon will end at 1 p.m., and Query will return to Denver for a pair of events before taking off for Albuquerque, N.M., this evening.This week, Query is expected to kick off a weeklong focus on his plan to build a stronger America through science, technology and innovation.Janet Urquhart’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org– see Query on page A6– continued from page A1
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